Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Do the thirty juz’ of the Qur’aan have special names?


Is there are any title name of all 30 juz. Like we always called # 30 as juz AMMA. How about the other 29? Do they have name?if do then what are those.

Praise be to Allaah.

The thirty juz’ of the Holy Qur’aan do not have special
names by which they are known. This is indicated by two important


The division of the Qur’aan into thirty juz’ and sixty hizb –
as is well known in the Mushafs that are widely available nowadays – is not
something that was narrated from the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah
be upon him) and his Companions. Rather it is something worked out by
al-Hajjaaj ibn Yoosuf al-Thaqafi (d. 110 AH), as it says in the history
books, and it was implemented in the Mushafs, as he was in power at the
time, and it has abided until the present day. It is a matter that some may
have many reservations about, but it has to do with a minor matter and does
not have to do with worship or beliefs. We have previously discussed this
point in detail on our website, in the answer to question no.

The Standing Committee for Issuing Fatwas stated: 

We do not know of any textual evidence for the system of
division that appears in the margins of the Mushafs that people have in
their hands nowadays. End quote. 

‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz, ‘Abd al-Razzaaq ‘Afeefi, ‘Abd-Allah
ibn Ghadyaan, ‘Abd-Allah ibn Qa‘ood 

Fataawa al-Lajnah, 4/30 


There is no report from the Sahaabah or from the Taabi‘een of
special names for the thirty juz’ of the Holy Qur’aan. Indeed we have not
found that in the books on the sciences of the Qur’aan. Rather the names
that are well known nowadays for some juz’ are something that has been
invented by those who memorised the Holy Qur’aan and by seekers of Qur’aanic
knowledge, as a kind of shorthand and to make things easier. They are not
names that have been narrated in reports. These names are: Juz’ ‘Amma, Juz’
Tabaarak, Juz’ Qad Sami‘a, Juz’ al-Dhaariyaat and Juz’ al-Ahqaaf; beyond
that, the other juz’ are not known by special names because the juz’ often
begins in the middle of a soorah and not at the beginning. 

To sum up, there are no special names for the juz’ of the
Holy Qur’aan that have been narrated in reports by the scholars. 

And Allah knows best.

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